NUTRITION & WELLNESS

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies show that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. Keep reading to learn more about how to reduce pain with exercise....

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. ...

In life, we cannot avoid stress entirely. Stress can come in both “bad” and “good” experiences. Bad stress may be from a busy schedule, finances, health issues or a recent death in the family. Good stress can be come as a wedding, birthday or excitement over an upcoming trip. Whether good or bad, stress can affect the body's ability to regulate metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions like digestion and blood sugar. That's why it is important to understand how to manage stress with mindfulness...

Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain, affecting millions of Americans. At the Pain Management Group, we focus on treating minor knee pain with interventional methods like stretching and exercise. ...

It is important to stay as active as possible to keep our muscles strong as we age. I always tell my patients with chronic pain that exercise does not have to be a vigorous, long work out. The recommendation is 150 minutes over the course of one week. This can also be broken up into various workout sessions throughout the week. Even doing 10 minutes 3 times a day can add up to big changes down the road. Remember, every little bit counts. Try these exercises at home using your own body weight or light hand weights...

Less restrictive and more variety—it almost sounds too good to be true! The Mediterranean Diet offers simplicity and variety, as well as heart health, weight management and antioxidant benefits. A lifestyle higher in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fatty fish provides a variety while keeping you healthy....

Have you heard of the Ketogenic or keto Diet? Recently, many have claimed the diet can improve health, provide more energy, promote weight loss and eliminate the need for some medications. You might have heard from a friend, family member or co-worker that it is the “miracle diet” that you have to try. But what’s all the fuss?...

Every year after the holidays, the “new year, fresh start!” mindset sweeps over us. We have great intentions of joining a gym, eating better, sleeping more or keeping the house picked up. However, for many of us, it’s easy to slip back into bad habits come February....

The holiday season seems to sneak up on us every year. Every year we stress over the holiday season because of the extra weight gain we may experience, and for chronic pain patients, maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for symptom management. ...